You remember from where 1997's "L.A. Confidential" got its title, right? From the Fifties' gossip tabloid "Confidential" magazine, which ran in publication from 1952 to 1978. And that's probably where the 1955 gangster...展开saga "New York Confidential" got its title as well. Both film noirs dish out the dirt on the sleazy world of crime and corruption in the underworld on both sides of the continent. That's not to say "L.A. Confidential" didn't do it a whole better. Just saying.
For quite a while film fans thought "New York Confidential" lost, but VCI Entertainment have meticulously restored it and present it for the first time on video or DVD. Whether it was worth the trouble, you'll have to judge for yourself. It's a strange film, part documentary, part "Godfather" precursor, and all 1950's.